Dear Children, Parents and Carers
It gives us a huge amount of pleasure and pride to share with you the outcomes of our Ofsted Inspection. At the bottom of this page is the report that confirms we are a GOOD school!
The judgements are as follows:
Effectiveness of leadership and management is GOOD
Heybridge provides a GOOD quality education for its pupils
‘The strong culture of endeavour, clearly embedded in the school values, is the foundation for many improvements. Pupils’ personal development benefits particularly because they know, understand and closely follow the ‘Heybridge Pledge’.
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment is GOOD
‘Relationships between pupils themselves, and with the staff who teach them, are positive.’
‘The quality of teaching has improved since the last inspection and is now GOOD overall. Teachers form an effective team and collaborate well.’
Personal development, behaviour and welfare is GOOD
‘The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding. The overwhelming majority of parents who responded to Parent View feel their child is happy at school.’
‘Pupils pride in their school is strong’
Outcomes for pupils is GOOD
‘Improvements are the result of leaders taking effective action so that pupils make faster progress and reach higher standards’
‘Pupils’ achievement has improved since the previous inspection.’
Early years provision is GOOD
‘Children’s attitude to learning are positive. Each day they arrive keen and eager to find out what interesting activities await them.’
‘Good leadership of early years provision meets the needs of all children.’
Overall effectiveness is GOOD
‘Heybridge Primary School is a good school. It has improved rapidly since the last inspection. The weaknesses identified then have been tackled quickly and effectively’
We want to publically thank every member of the school community for their support and belief in the school. This is the culmination of two years of hard work, determination and belief that we could and have achieved the official recognition of being a GOOD school.
Every child, parent, member of staff, governor, TKAT and the immediate and wider Heybridge community should rightly be proud of their part in securing GOOD.
In order to achieve our ambition of Outstanding Ofsted have left us the following areas too focus on:
‘teaching is not of a universally high standard in all classes’
‘Foundation subject leaders are yet to make significant impact on standards in their subjects’
‘The school does not give parents the information they need to be full and active parents in aspects of their children’s learning’
We have planned for how we will build upon the already GOOD practice in place to make these areas even stronger and look forward to sharing this with you in the new academic year.
Please enjoy reading the report and if there is any part of it you would like to comment on please feel free to speak to myself or Miss Simpson on the gate in the morning or make an appointment via the school office.
Next stage – OUTSTANDING!
Simon Waltham - Headteacher
Marc Thorpe - Acting Deputy Headteacher